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The Resource Ambition, pragmatism, and party : a political biography of Gerald R. Ford, Scott Kaufman

Ambition, pragmatism, and party : a political biography of Gerald R. Ford, Scott Kaufman

Label
Ambition, pragmatism, and party : a political biography of Gerald R. Ford
Title
Ambition, pragmatism, and party
Title remainder
a political biography of Gerald R. Ford
Statement of responsibility
Scott Kaufman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Within eight turbulent months in 1974 Gerald Ford went from the United States House of Representatives, where he was the minority leader, to the White House as the country{u2019}s first and only unelected president. His unprecedented rise to power, after Richard Nixon{u2019}s equally unprecedented fall, has garnered the lion{u2019}s share of scholarly attention devoted to America{u2019}s thirty-eighth president. But Gerald Ford{u2019}s (1913{u2013}2006) life and career in and out of Washington spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party captures for the first time the full scope of Ford{u2019}s long and remarkable political life. The man who emerges from these pages is keenly ambitious, determined to climb the political ladder in Washington, and loyal to his party but not a political ideologue. Drawing on interviews with family and congressional and administrative officials, presidential historian Scott Kaufman traces Ford{u2019}s path from a Depression-era childhood through service in World War II to entry into Congress shortly after the Cold War began. He delves deeply into the workings of Congress and legislative-executive relations, offering insight into Ford{u2019}s role as the House minority leader in a time of conservative insurgency in the Republican Party. Kaufman{u2019}s account of the Ford presidency provides a new perspective on how human rights figured in the making of U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era, and how environmental issues figured in the making of domestic policy. It also presents a close look at the 1976 presidential election{u2014}emphasizing the significance of image in that contest{u2014}and extensive coverage of Ford{u2019}s post-presidency. In sum, Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party is the most comprehensive political biography of Gerald Ford and will become the definitive resource on the thirty-eighth president of the United States
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Scott
Dewey number
  • 973.925092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E866
LC item number
.K38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
Label
Ambition, pragmatism, and party : a political biography of Gerald R. Ford, Scott Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Ford, not a King -- Climbing the ladder of power -- A step away -- High expectations unrealized -- Not speaker, but president -- Honeymoon and hardship -- Confronting crises -- Image and the election -- Politics, money, and the post-presidency -- Conclusion
Control code
985682084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 443 pages
Isbn
9780700625000
Lccn
2017038277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985682084
Label
Ambition, pragmatism, and party : a political biography of Gerald R. Ford, Scott Kaufman
Publication
Note
Subtitle from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Ford, not a King -- Climbing the ladder of power -- A step away -- High expectations unrealized -- Not speaker, but president -- Honeymoon and hardship -- Confronting crises -- Image and the election -- Politics, money, and the post-presidency -- Conclusion
Control code
985682084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 443 pages
Isbn
9780700625000
Lccn
2017038277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985682084

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